Madrid Cooking Class: Learn How To Make Paella

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Learn to cook authentic Spanish dishes under the watchful eye of a local instructor in Madrid! After exploring the tempting food stalls of Torrijos Market (Mercardo de Torrijos), head inside its cooking school to learn the secrets of Spain’s much-loved gastronomy. Make flagship dishes like paella and a Spanish omelette, and taste some typical Spanish red and white wines.

Numbers are limited to 10 people on this small-group experience, ensuring you’ll receive personalized attention from your host.


  • Lunch included

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Meet your instructor at Torrijos Market in central Madrid, and after a quick look around the stalls of this modern food market, head inside its cooking school for your class.

In your small group of 10 people, learn about classic Spanish food from your knowledgeable instructor, hearing about the history and traditions that have created its internationally acclaimed reputation. The whole country is obsessive about food, and for good reason; simple, locally grown ingredients combined with recipes handed down from generations have created a world-class cuisine.

Learn how to cook the staples of Spanish gastronomy, like paella, tortilla de patatas (Spanish omelette) and gazpacho (chilled tomato soup).

Toward the end of your session, sit down with your host and group to eat your creations! Each dish is paired with Spanish white or red wines chosen to complement and accentuate the flavors of the food. Before leaving, your instructor will give you a recipe card so that you can re-create the food yourself at home to impress friends and family!

Inclusions for Madrid Cooking Class: Learn How To Make Paella

  • Local instructor
  • Use of apron and cooking utensils
  • All ingredients
  • Lunch
  • Recipe card

Exclusions for Madrid Cooking Class: Learn How To Make Paella

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 13 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

Minimum age is 14 years

Operated by a bilingual guide in English and Spanish

Minimum number of participants for class to take place is 2. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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73 reviews by the users

  • Great small cooking class. Instructor was amazing and food was incredible. We've already made our own Paella at home and it was awesome.
    My only advice - bring a pen and paper to take notes. There is a lot of great info that isn't included in the recipe book you get.

  • So much fun!!! we made a salad, Spanish omelet, and learned the correct way to make paella!! we also has some of the best sangria I have ever tasted! Would highly recommend this class!

  • Small class of 3 people Teacher/ chef was great Have used the recipes at home many times since

  • This was an excellent cooking class. Great value for all the information we received, hands on, and much more. Don't hesitate to sign-up for this class.

  • The tour was amazing for me. The chef, Fernando Cler, was very knowledgeable and gave us much information relative to the dishes, as well as how to prepare individual food items.

  • This was very good and fun. I have already made the paella, sangria several times. Also had the recipes emailed to us.

  • This experience was amazing! We thought we were just making paella but we learned how to make 4 dishes! Our chef teacher was so nice, spoke English very well, and spent quality time with us. We were fortunate as my husband and I were the only ones in the class!

  • Absolutely one of the best tours I have ever done. Fernando is an amazing teacher and chef! He share so much knowledge about the market, how to tell the different qualities of meats, seafood, etc. I can't wait to go back and take another cooking class. Thanks Fernando for an awesome experience!!

  • Absolute fabulous experience! The food was delicious and a very good variety of dishes including a variety of different meats, vegetables and areas. The instruction was very detailed and extremely hands on. The best part was the tour of the market beforehand where all the ingredients we were using were pointed out and explained and we had a chance to purchase some to bring home! I would recommend this class to anyone who wanted a comprehensive, relaxed and delicious introduction to Spanish cuisine!!

  • We were really looking forward to this class, having done 2 superb Viator classes in Rome and Florence. We commenced with a very brief overview of key ingredients by visiting the market vendors. However, the class pace was quite fast and each particpant was not involved in doing each stage of the preparation. It would be better to extend the class time allocated to allow everyone to be involved in every stage. Our master chef explained things well but the use of the single induction stove was not clear. We made a fresh salad of cod with orange segments tortilla and then paella with chopped chicken thighs and drumsticks and watched as our master chef produced a lovely spiced apple dessert. We sat and sampled all the dishes and were offered wine with the food. It was a good class but it seemed too rushed for the participants to relax and really enjoy the meal. Would recommend a slightly longer class with more time for more hands on experience for participants.

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